The 2017 New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place Friday, March 17, beginning at 11 a.m. It will begin at 44th Street and travel up Fifth Avenue to 79th Street.
Approximately 160,000 people will be marching in the parade, while about 2 million people are expected to watch.
The city Department of Transportation has issued the following street closusures for Manhattan beginning at 11 a.m., and ending at 5 p.m.:
- 5th Avenue between 42nd Street and 86th Street
- Vanderbilt Avenue between 43rd Street and 46th Street
- Madison Avenue between 63rd Street and 64th Street
- Madison Avenue between 78th Street and 86th Street
- 43rd Street to 46th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
- 47th Street and 48th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
- 62nd Street and 63rd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
- 64th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
- 72nd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
- 78th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
- 79th Street to 83rd Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
- 84th Street and 85th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
Getting to the Parade
The best way to get to the parade is to use public transportation. The 4/5/6/F/N/R/W/Q trains all travel along Lexington Avenue and will drop you off at different spots along the parade route.
If you’re traveling from Long Island, take the LIRR to Penn Station then take the E Train to 53rd Street and Fifth Avenue.
For more information about the parade, visithttps://www.nycstpatricksparade.org/.